Over at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, attendees were provided with a physical seed of the Mac OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard") installation disc. The build is the first version of the upcoming operating system to leave Apple's corporate boundaries and, according to AppleInsider, Apple has stated that the focus of the update will be to enhance the Mac OS X experience as opposed to providing new features.
Apple representatives cited that the company plans to release Mac OS X 10.6 "within a year."
On Tuesday, attendees were distributed a Developer Preview of Safari 4.0 for the Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and Windows operating system. Sources close to the build stated that the browser is noticeably more responsive than Safari 3.1.1 and includes assorted new features such as a General preference setting to set new browser windows to open with tabs from the bookmarks bar or a specific tabs folder. Another feature, accessible under the File menu, lets web pages be saved as self-contained, executable Mac OS X applications -- a feature that exists today via a third-party application called Fluid.
If you've gotten your hands on either the 10.6 or Safari 4.0 build, let us know what you make of it in the comments of forums. Granted, we can't make you share your ideas or opinions, but rest assured if you can offer something interesting on the builds, we'll do our very best to make sure NASA fires Paris Hilton directly into the sun to test an unknown scientific premise of their choosing...
posted back on June 11, 2008
Here you will find some Screenshots of this new (developers) mac os x 10.6